Written by Ionad Teampall Chróine
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Is baile é An Clochán Liath (Dungloe as Béarla) i gContae Dhún na nGall .
Is é an Clochán Liath príomhbhaile cheantar Na Rosa, agus tá clú agus cáil
air mar bhaile thurasóireachta mar gheall ar Fhéile Mháire an Chlocháin Léith
(Mary From Dungloe) a mheallann na mílte gach mí Lúnasa.
Dungloe ( An Clochán Liath) is a town located on the North West shore of Ireland in the Gaeltacht of County Donegal,it is the largest town in the. Dungloe is officially in the Gaeltacht,and its only offically recognised name is the Irish version,An Clochán Liath.
The Rosses area of which Dungloe is the largest town has been inhabited since time immemorial, and the ancient church of St. Crona in Termon near Dungloe has been dated to the 6th century AD. It was the site of a monastery founded by St. Crona, a cousin of the Royal Saint Columcille, founder of the monastic settlement at Iona, and was the centre of the parish of Templecrone.
Dungloe developed as a town in the middle of the 18th Century, and now serves as the administrative and retail centre for the west of Donegal, and in particular the Rosses, with the only mainland secondary school for the area. Dungloe is in the Parish of Templecrone. Dungloe is officially in the Gaeltacht, and its only officially recognised name is the Irish version, An Clochán Liath.
Dungloe is home to the Dungloe District Court, which covers the south-west area of County Donegal. There are a number of banks, a Garda station, and a credit union located on the main street. Also, there are pubs, convenience stores, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and two hotels. The town attracts many tourists every August when the Mary From Dungloe International Festival takes place.
Dungloe is located approximately 15 mins and is 12.4km from DonegalAirport (CarrickfinAirport),
www.donegalairport.ie, and can be found off the N56.
It is approximately 50.9km from Letterkenny and 71.9km from DonegalTown,
directions can be found on www.aaroadwatch.ie.
For more information on Donegal, why not visit www.donegal.ie, www.dun-na-ngall.ie
or any of the many other Donegal sites.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 May 2010 )